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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Average farm size (ha) 5.99 59.19 9.22
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Minimum farm size (ha) 0.18 35.56 0.18
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Maximum farm size (ha) 35.21 193.66 193.66
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Total number of holdings 293688 18986 312674
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 11783 23905 12519
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from crop production 23 16 22
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from on farm income 29 40 30
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from agricultural wage labor 26 24 26
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 37 33 37
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from public and private transfers 6 2 6
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of income from other sources 0.5 0.7 0.5
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Poverty rate 65 46 64
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 1.9 2.19 1.92
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.17 0.58 0.2
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 1.04 0.92 1.04
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 2481 3030 2515
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 1766 2363 1802
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 718 91 680
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 4.9 4.5 4.9
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households using motorized equipment 43 75 44
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Irrigation (% of land) 0.5 0.2 0.5
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 40 6 39
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Seed per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 14 1 13
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 5.3 23 6.9
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Cattle 4.6 21.2 6.1
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Poultry 0.1 0.2 0.1
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Equines 0 0 0
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Pigs 0.3 0.7 0.3
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Goats 0 0 0
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
TLU Other 0 0 0
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Sample (% of households reporting crop)
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households selling crops through informal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households selling crops through formal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households selling crops in the local markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households selling crops in the other markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the crops' value sold in local markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the crops' value sold in other markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Sample (% of households reporting inputs)
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of improved seeds
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households using improved seeds
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households recipient of extension services 5.9 5.8 5.9
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of households owning a telephone 1.3 1.5 1.4
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of agricultural production sold 46 42 46
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 13 14 13
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
% of credit beneficiary households 23 17 22
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 383 529 392
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Distance of household from road (km) 49 71 51
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Years of education of the household head 3.3 3 3.2
Latin America and the Caribbean » Nicaragua
Household size 5.6 5.4 5.6